Recruitment Industry

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08 Sep: Deconstructing skill & competency through a gender lens

In a perfect world, this topic would be inconceivable. However, we live in a world where stereotypes, cognitive biases and structural inequalities are very much present.

22 Sep: Power of a Candid Interview!

Siddharth Verma  |  Power of a Candid Interview! Quite a few years ago I was interviewing a candidate in my office. I was pretty impressed with his overall demeanor, presentation,…

03 Sep: The E Factors: Journey from CXO to CEO Office

Siddharth Verma  |  The E Factors: Journey from CXO to CEO Office In an overly cluttering CXO space, over the last decade especially, what have been the limiting factors that…

11 Aug: The Core of Performance

Siddharth Verma  |  The Core of Performance Only fifty percent of hires globally are the right hires, I read in a report a few years ago. This is the eventual…

27 Jul: Staffing Industry: Headwinds of Change?

Anil Ethanur | Staffing Industry: Headwinds of Change? “I manage 40,000 payrolls a month…” “We have offices in 40 locations and we put a lac people to work…” “We staffed…

13 May: The 72K Crore Staffing Story

Anil Ethanur | The 72K Crore Staffing Story It would be difficult to pick the watershed moment in the Indian Staffing Industry evolution to 72,000 Crore Industry. Was it PEs…

04 Oct: GIC: Opportunities Aplenty

Siddharth Verma | GIC: Opportunities Aplenty For almost a couple of decades, six key sunrise industries led the talent acquisition spree near-evenly spaced, back to back, in quick succession viz….

28 Aug: Recruitment: Nothing Personal About It!

Prasadh M S | Recruitment: Nothing Personal About It! One of my Whatsapp groups climbed up the listing with a sudden spike in notifications. Someone had shared a screenshot of…

05 Aug: The Art of Leaving

Siddharth Verma | The Art of Leaving Way back in 2007 we recruited a management trainee, a Gold Medalist MBA. Exactly a year later, on the day of her 1st…

03 Jul: Just Another Day as a Recruiter?

Shincy Morris | Just Another Day as a Recruiter? Woke up in the morning hearing the alarm ring. As a recruiter, the first thing that flashed through my mind was…

31 May: Effective Hiring: Art or Science?

Effective Hiring: Art or Science? And yet, by and large, executives make poor promotion and hiring decisions. At the most one-third of such decisions turn out right; one-third are minimally…

26 Apr: Tuning the Executive Search Consultant

Siddharth Verma | Tuning the Executive Search Consultant Technology, Social Media, TA teams of large enterprises have in recent times challenged executive search Industry. But the unique nature of demand…

30 Mar: Bots & Algos: Half Truth on Hiring Bias

Prasadh M S | Bots & Algos: Half Truth on Hiring Bias Meet ‘Tengai’, the job interview robot who won’t judge you – read the headline of a recent Business…

19 Feb: Confessions of a Corporate Newbie!

Ashwini Salunke | Confessions of a Corporate Newbie! First job is something I dreamt of for a long time from childhood to college and here I am reflecting my campus…

22 Jan: Stuck in your Job?

Anil Ethanur | Stuck in your Job? In a long career getting stuck in a role or organisation is common. A job change may not be the only option to…

27 Nov: Can AI Hire for ‘Potential’?

Prasadh M S | Can AI Hire for ‘Potential’? Cricket in India, thanks to its colonial shadows, for long remained a cosmopolitan game. Though players from small towns eventually found…

09 Oct: A Resume that Connects

Siddharth Verma | A Resume that Connects Often, we come across situations during a job search when we are perplexed why our resume wasn’t shortlisted. While the resume landing in…

27 Aug: The Changing World of Work

Anil Ethanur | The Changing World of Work There is a lot in common between running a marathon and having a successful career. They both require preparation, planning, focus, tenacity…

31 Jul: Recruitment Automation: Search for The Silver Bullet

Prasadh M S | Recruitment Automation: Search for The Silver Bullet The year was 2000…we were in a marathon of huddles with an American HR Tech start-up. They had cracked…

23 Jul: Pharma Industry needs a Recruitment Pill

Siddharth Verma | Pharma Industry needs a Recruitment Pill Pharmaceutical Industry was always resilient to hiring cyclicity. Unlike the IT Industry, it never rained jobs in the Pharma sector. But,…

21 May: Dear Recruiter…Are you Evolving?

Anil Ethanur | Dear Recruiter…Are you Evolving? I was excited when I first heard about driverless cars. As a full-time user of Uber, I thought I will have a uniform…

15 Feb: Staying Successful AFTER Success

Kamal Karanth | Staying Successful AFTER Success You may knock a few sixes out of the park early in your career, but that start may not guarantee a successful innings …

01 Feb: 2018: Time for an IT REBOOT

Anil Ethanur | 2018: Time for an IT REBOOT India’s IT industry has been a job spinner for over two decades. It currently employs 4.2 million people. The growth has,…

18 Jan: Are you CXO-ready? Run your Quick Checks

Kamal Karanth | Are you CXO-ready? Run your Quick Checks Who doesn’t want to become a VP, CFO or CEO nowadays? Nobody really wants to stay at the bottom of…

17 Dec: Hiring for Self – How Founders Flounder!

Anil Ethanur | Hiring for Self – How Founders Flounder! Founders or Entrepreneurs are a rare breed. Their confidence or call it craziness makes them unique and inspiring. On the…

08 Nov: Wanted! CEOs for a 20 Billion Dollar industry!

Anil Ethanur | Wanted! CEOs for a 20 Billion Dollar industry! When you graduated and were looking to make it big in life, what kind of opportunities did you have…

08 Nov: Bench – Where has it disappeared?

Sundar Eshwar | Bench – Where has it disappeared? There was a time when Indian IT MNCs used to report about their bench utilisation. Anything above 70% was still considered…

08 Nov: Mechanical Engineering? Wanted again!

Mechanical Engineering? Wanted again! Traditional engineering streams like Mechanical are back in demand and I’m going to get to the why, right away! It is a well-known fact that, in…

08 Nov: The myth of ‘Jobs for Life’

Jayashree Prasad | The myth of ‘Jobs for Life’ For long, we have obsessed over the need for ‘permanent’ jobs. Some of us possibly continue to it without really decoding…